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Apr302006

Summer is coming

We had a lovely day yesterday.  (SO lovely I didn't do my blog until today!)

As part of his uni course, Tom has to pursue his diving further and yesterday we took him down to Portland to do two diving courses.  It was a sunny day and we made it down to the dive centre in an hour and three-quarters.  Dick was able to catch up with friends and colleagues.  The water in the sea was so clear that it was difficult to believe that it was the UK.  After we dropped his things off at the B&B, Tom settled down to work and we left him to get on with it.

We drove down to the Bill and took Monty for a walk.  Dick really enjoyed being able to walk in the sun and we sat in front of a seaside cafe eating cake and drinking coffee and just enjoying the day.dick and monty.jpg  I even enjoyed taking some photos which will no doubt find their way onto a layout in the near future. (I have to add that Dick's jumper has created some interesting effects on the photo!)

Funny how the simplest of pleasure can be so rich.  We spent time just chatting, popped into a pub for a cider and then came home.  We tried to go out for a pub meal in the evening.  I don't mean a sit-down type meal but rather an old fashioned bar meal.  We tried a total of 4 places before we eventually settled on a fish and chip shop and ate them at home before watching a DVD on the Alien.

The alien has impressed even my father who has now bought his own version (albeit a little smaller) for their sitting room. 

Tom rang in the evening.  He had not had a good day in the pool.  Dry suits are notoriously difficult to get used to and after two years of no diving, he had floundered around feeling hot and uncomfortable.  Tom does a good line in moaning when he tried and he was in top form!!  No doubt he will have had a good night's sleep and be ready for his diving in the sea.

We are off for a family get-together at Dick's brother's house.  Let's hope it remains a bright and sunny day.

Reader Comments (11)

Hi Sally-sounds like you both had a great day yesterday.Hope that Tom settles down and enjoys the last day of his diving course.Look forward to seeing your LO of your day out.Have a good trip to your BIL's today and hope the sun shines for you again! Love, Beverley
Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBeverley
Your day sounded just perfect, I wish I lived nearer the sea, just love being on the beach, and a fish and chip supper yum.Dick, you look very well considering you've had to be in hospital for a month, love your jumper too. luv and hugs jo xxx
Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjo chapman

Sally sounds like it was a good day. Monty must have behaved himself too. Dick looks well and relaxed.

Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLydia
What a lovely day Sally - finishing with fish and chips - what better!! Lovely pictue too. Hope Tom gets used to the dry suit - Ali put hers on yesterday too for the first time in ages and did a lot of moaning especially when her hair got caught!! Enjoy the sun while it lasts!
Love Sue.
Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSue S
Hi Sally

Your daily reports and far more intersting then "Mrs Dale's Diaries"- not that either you or Dick are old enough to remember!!
Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Weldycz
So glad you had a good day. Nice to see a new Monty photo too.

Zoe x
Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterZoe
Hi to you all, was away last week, glad Dick has got some fresh air (and away from the nurses!), looking very dapper in the photo. Will give you a ring and hope to perhaps make a day trip to see you soon. Take care, keep smiling - square eyes (or is that oblong?!) lots of love x
Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Gloster
Sounds like a fabulous day Sally!
Monday, May 1, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCath
Love the photo. Glad to see you are both getting out and about and enjoying the fresh air. Look forward to seeing the LO. The fish and chips sound scrummy. I reckon I've put on a pound just thinking about them
Monday, May 1, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Hi the two of you

It really is great to learn that you are having such simple fun (pity Tom is'nt!!) The photo of Dick, in spite of the rippled effect (!), was terrific. Continue with the progress and the good news and have a really great anniversary tomorrow.

Love

Jean and jim
Monday, May 1, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJim Burke
Sweater looks even beyond what Granny could knit!!!
Pleased the weather held up for you but typical of UK catering!!! Trust Tom had his suit on the right way round! Friend of ours felt really good on the beach at Newquay and what he thought were admiring glances as he ponced along until somebody told him the truth!

Keep taking the dram

Lots of love
Monday, May 1, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFran and Paddy

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